Longtime friend and collaborator KEVIN BELLI made a short clip about the Moon Pod.
The Moon Pod
The latest incarnation of the Moon Phases series is The Moon Pod.
While the music plays in 29.53 day cycles; two light sources cast distorted shadows of the structure. Every 24 hours the Sun does its thing and every 29.53 the Moonn does.
The Moon Pod will be on display outside the ENT Center For Art in Colrado Springs, CO.
Brought here by GOCA arts as part of the AWOL program.
The Moon Pod will be up through December 2018. Sun Boxes will be moving around campus for the rest of the semester.
Longtime collaborator Ryan Blessey came to Colorado Springs to help with the build and install. This is some of what we did.
Sometimes it takes a village.
On August 21st 2017, there will be a total eclipse of the sun. This eclipse can be seen throughout the United States. The last time this happened was 1918. The next time will be 2024. A total eclipse is the result of the intersection of the Sun’s cycle and the Moon’s cycle; in the spirit of such an intersection, we’ve decided to create a piece that combines Sun Boxes and Moon Phases. It will begin at Dawn on August 21st and end at Dusk on August 21.
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Sun Boxes is an environment to enter and exit at will. It’s comprised of twenty speakers operating independently, each powered by the sun via solar panels. There is a different loop set to play a guitar note in each box continuously. These guitar notes collectively make a Bb chord. Because the loops are different in length, once the piece begins they continually overlap and the piece slowly evolves over time.
The sounds of Sun Boxes have been described as both soothing and energizing. A unique combination of adjectives often used to describe yoga, or meditation. When experiencing the piece, Sun Boxes allows the participant to slow down, and notice the subtleties of the composition unfold. With the abundance of technology and hustle of this culture it is a much needed concept to not only be allowed, but also encouraged to slow down.
Moon Phases is a concept that plays music based on the fullness of the moon. Pre-Recorded guitar chord is programmed to grow more dense as the moon gets more full; creating a unique experience over time.
The music is a minimal guitar piece that drones in cycles, as constant and as hauntingly as the moon itself. The piece will begin in silence with the New Moon and slowly get more dense adding notes until it’s at its fullest with the Full Moon. Together, the music and the movement will create an ever changing experience encouraging participants to return and witness the progress of the piece.
Sound + Light in Charleston,SC
For five days (October 28 – November 1) Charleston’s warehouse district will host SOUND + LIGHT presented by Enough Pie and BoomTown at 1505 King Street Extension by Southern artist Craig Colorusso.
An immersive, experiential installation in a cavernous darkened landscape, the warehouse will be illuminated through shadows, light and meditative sounds to create a peaceful, haunting and unforgettable warehouse experience for attendees.
Charleston’s warehouse district will host SOUND + LIGHT presented by Enough Pie and BoomTown at 1505 King Street Extension by Southern artist Craig Colorusso.
An immersive, experiential installation in a cavernous darkened landscape, the warehouse will be illuminated through shadows, light and meditative sounds to create a peaceful, haunting and unforgettable warehouse experience for attendees. Join us as we kick off a week of SOUND + LIGHT through IGNITING SOUND + LIGHT: PREVIEW EXPERIENCE.
Tuesday, Oct 27 (6-10PM): IGNITING SOUND + LIGHT: PREVIEW
Tuesday, Oct 27 (8-10PM): DANCE PARTY ONLY
Wednesday, Oct 28 – Nov 1 (12-6PM): SOUND + LIGHT (Free and open to all)
Saturday, Oct 31 (10:30-11:30AM): SPECTRA Yoga Event
Warehouses are central structures in Charleston’s Upper Peninsula, and they are the inspiration for Enough Pie’s SOUND + LIGHT fall program showcasing a collection of pieces by Southern artist Craig Colorusso, winner of the 2014 ArtFields®. The installation includes five pieces: C U B E M U S I C, MOON PHASES, SUN BOXES, MB 89 and a short film entitled INSTALL. Collectively these pieces span over a decade of work.
C U B E M U S I C is a sound and light piece that consists of 6 4’ aluminum cubes with geometric cutout shapes. Each cube has three light sources inside that glow and decay at different intervals so they cast shadows within space. Also from each CUBE a different four-note guitar chord swells in volume. The whole room resonates with low notes that pull the viewer in as the shadows begin crisply but fade into each other slowly over time. The sounds and shadows are C U B E M U S I C but the whole space becomes the piece. It creates an environment that a person can enter and exit at will.
MB 89 is an attempt for the artist to play a continuous piece of music that spans the greater part of his life. Set within 3 large glowing 10’ cylinders, the artist plays a composition with no discrete beginning and ending that may be played over and over. MB 89 is a composition played once, continuously; spaces between performances are to be treated as musical rests. Instead of many starts and finishes there is constant music. Thus MB 89 is a reference point in his ever-changing life.
MOON PHASES is a kinetic sculpture that plays music based on the fullness of the moon. It’s a pre-recorded minimal guitar piece that drones in cycles, as constant and as hauntingly as the moon itself. The piece will begin in silence with the New Moon and slowly get more dense, adding notes until at its fullest during the Full Moon.
INSTALL is a short film that enters the world of installation artist Craig Colorusso transforming shared environment through sculpture, light, and sound. A series of audio interviews with the artist accompany a wide breadth of footage that transverses the New England landscape to capture three installations: MB 89, C U B E M U S I C and Sun Boxes, never before experienced together in one environment until the Upper Peninsula of Charleston, SC.
SUN BOXES (OUTSIDE THE WAREHOUSE) is a solar powered sound installation comprised of 20 speakers each playing a different guitar note. Collectively these notes play a Bb 6 chord. The sounds of Sun Boxes have been described as both soothing and energizing. There are no batteries involved, so Sun Boxes are reliant on the sun. When the sun sets the music stops and doesn’t start until the sun rises. The piece changes as the length of the day changes. Since the amount of sunlight varies from day to day so does the composition of Sun Boxes. SUN BOXES are a sonic mobile set that will travel throughout Charleston prior to the warehouse opening to excite the community to the Upper Peninsula warehouse installation – literally bringing art to the people. This allows Enough Pie and partners to engage and invite viewers to see SOUND + LIGHT in one of the Upper Peninsula’s most well-known warehouses.